A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. Old and new houses alike go through phases of humidity levels for many different reasons. Newer or remodeled homes have better insulation than ever before. While this cuts your energy costs overall, it also creates less air flow and therefore traps humidity. Older houses can have badly insulated pipes, windows etc. and cool surfaces like windows contrasting with the warm interior air can create moisture. Your daily activities can contribute to the humidity level in your home as well.
There are other benefits of a dehumidifier, one of which is reducing symptoms caused by allergens that reside in humid locations. Mold, mildew, and dust mites are examples of allergens that can trigger asthma and allergies.
Here are a few signs you need a dehumidifier:
- Condensation on your windows or doors – water beading or fog/vapor on the glass of your windows
- Mold spots on your ceiling or the corners of your walls
- Musty odor
- Spring water run-off
- Blistering paint or peeling wallpaper
- Creaky doors/windows/floors etc.
Any of these symptoms could be a sign that the humidity level in your home is too high. Contact us today and we can check the relative humidity in your home or install or service your current dehumidifier.
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